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MLB Statement regarding International Draft Discussions

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Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding the June 1st deadline, as outlined in the 2012-2016 Basic Agreement, for a potential draft covering international amateur players:

"The Office of the Commissioner and the Players Association have discussed various issues regarding international amateur players, including the possibility of an international draft. While both parties discussed an international draft, an agreement was not reached on some of the mechanics and procedures related to such a draft. Thus, an international draft will not be implemented in 2014. The parties intend to continue to discuss international amateur talent issues, and the current system of international talent acquisition as described in the Collective Bargaining Agreement will remain in place at this time."

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